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Friday, September 20, 2013

Show Tune Showdown #48: 2004-13 Broadway Seasons, Round 2



In the 47th Show Tune Showdown, Anything Goes won the most showdowns - and the following songs will be moving on to Round 3:

Anything Goes' "Anything Goes", "You're the Top" and "I Get a Kick Out of You"

Babes in Arms' "Where or When" and "Johnny One Note"

The Boys from Syracuse's "This Can't Be Love" and "Falling in Love with Love"

Funny Face's "'S Wonderful" and "How Long Has This Been Going On?"

Girl Crazy's "I Got Rhythm" and "Embraceable You"

Oklahoma's "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" and "I Cain't Say No"

Show Boat's "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" and "Ol' Man River"

Annie Get Your Gun's "There's No Business Like Show Business"

By Jupiter's "Ev'rything I've Got"

Carousel's "If I Loved You"

Gay Divorce's "Night and Day"

Oh, Kay!'s "Someone to Watch Over Me"

Pal Joey's "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"

Paris' "Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)"

Porgy and Bess' "Summertime"

Right This Way's "I'll Be Seeing You"

Roberta's "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"

PLEASE NOTE: The next Show Tune Showdown will be on Friday, October 4.

Now on to our 48th Show Tune Showdown, which takes us back to the 2004-13 Broadway seasons when the following 16 musicals opened:

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
March 3, 2005 - September 3, 2006 (627 performances)

The Light in the Piazza
April 18, 2005 - July 2, 2006 (504 performances)

The Drowsy Chaperone
May 1, 2006 - December 30, 2007 (674 performances)

Grey Gardens
November 2, 2006 - July 29, 2007 (307 performances)

Spring Awakening
December 10, 2006 - January 18, 2009 (859 performances)

Curtains
March 22, 2007 - June 29, 2008 (511 performances)

In the Heights
March 9, 2008 - January 9, 2011 (1,184 performances)

13
October 5, 2008 - January 4, 2009 (105 performances)

Billy Elliot the Musical
November 13, 2008 - January 8, 2012 (1,312 performances)

Next to Normal
April 15, 2009 - January 16, 2011 (733 performances)

The Scottsboro Boys
October 31, 2010 - December 12, 2010 (49 performances)

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
November 4, 2010 - January 2, 2011 (69 performances)

The Book of Mormon
March 24, 2011 - Present (1,034+ performance)

Catch Me If You Can
April 10, 2011 - September 4, 2011 (166 performances)

Wonderland
April 17, 2011 - May 15, 2011 (33 performances)

Kinky Boots
April 4, 2013 - Present (189+ performances)

Now here are the competing show tunes - and if you're wondering how to judge each showdown, just ask yourself, "Which song do I enjoy listening to more?"

Grey Gardens' "The Revolutionary Costume for Today" (Christine Ebersole performs on the 61st Annual Tony Awards on June 10, 2007)

vs.

The Drowsy Chaperone's "Show Off" (Sutton Foster performs on the 60th Annual Tony Awards on June 11, 2006)





Grey Garden's "Another Winter in a Summer Town" (Christine Ebersole performs on The View on October 30, 2006 - begins at 3:20)

vs.

Women's "Model Behavior" (Laura Benanti performs on the original Broadway cast recording)





Grey Garden's "Around the World" (Christine Ebersole performs)

vs.

Next to Normal's "I Miss the Mountains" (Alice Ripley performs on The View on May 27, 2009)





Spring Awakening's "Totally Fucked" (from the original Broadway cast recording)

vs.

13's "Bad Bad News" (from the original Broadway cast recording)





Next to Normal's "I'm Alive" (Aaron Tveit performs during the 2008 Off-Broadway production)

vs.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' "Great Big Stuff" (Norbert Leo Butz performs on the 59th Annual Tony Awards on June 5, 2005)





Catch Me's "Jet Set" (from the original Broadway cast recording)

vs.

Curtains' "Thataway!" (Karen Ziemba performs on the original Broadway cast recording)





Catch Me's "Don't Break the Rules" (Norbert Leo Butz performs on the 65th Annual Tony Awards on June 12, 2011)

vs.

Billy Elliot's "Expressing Yourself" (from the original Broadway cast recording)





Spring Awakening's "The Bitch of Living" (John Gallagher, Jr., Jonathan Groff and the original Broadway cast perform)

vs.

Next to Normal's "I Am the One" (J. Robert Spencer, Aaron Tveit and Alice Ripley perform on the original Broadway cast recording)





Next to Normal's "Superboy and the Invisible Girl" (Jennifer Damiano, Alice Ripley and Aaron Tveit perform during the Tony Awards Nominations Concert on May 18, 2009)

vs.

The Light in the Piazza's "Say It Somehow" (Katie Rose Clarke and Aaron Lazar perform on PBS's Live from Lincoln Center broadcast on June 15, 2006 - begins at 6:40)





Next to Normal's "I've Been" (J. Robert Spencer performs on the original Broadway cast recording)

vs.

In the Heights' "When the Sun Goes Down" (Mandy Gonzalez and Christopher Jackson perform on the original Broadway cast recording)





The Book of Mormon's "Hello" (the cast perform on the 66th Annual Tony Awards on June 10, 2012)

vs.

The Scottsboro Boys' "Commencing in Chattanooga" (Joshua Henry and the cast perform on the 65th Annual Tony Awards on June 12, 2011; song begins at 0:54)





Kinky Boots' "Sex Is In The Heel" (Billy Porter and the Broadway cast perform on The View on June 5, 2013)

vs.

Wonderland's "A Nice Little Walk" (Kate Shindle and Danny Stiles perform on the original Broadway cast recording)





Women's "Mother's Day" (Sherie Rene Scott performs on the original Broadway cast recording)

vs.

Spring Awakening's "Mama Who Bore Me" (Lea Michele performs on the original Broadway cast recording)





Women's "Lovesick" (Sherie Rene Scott performs on the original Broadway cast recording)

vs.

The Drowsy Chaperone's "As We Stumble Along" (Beth Leavel performs on the original Broadway cast recording)





Women's "Time Stood Still" (Patti LuPone performs on the original Broadway cast recording)

vs.

The Light in the Piazza's "Statues and Stories" (Victoria Clark and Kelli O'Hara perform on the 59th Annual Tony Awards on June 5, 2005)



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